Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones checks in at No. 3 on ESPN NFL Insider Matt Williamson's weekly "Rookie Watch," up one spot from his previous ranking of No. 4.
Williamson described what he has seen of Jones so far:
"Jones is equally effective in a two- or three-point stance and he has great versatility -- which of course endears him to Bill Belichick. He has been the only consistent pass-rusher for New England, and that lack of other difference-makers really hurt the Patriots in Baltimore on Sunday night."
Through three games, Jones has totaled 12 tackles, a sack, and has forced two fumbles.
Linebacker Dont'a Hightower, the Patriots' other first-round pick, was mentioned among Williamson's "Other notables."
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